“The South rises again”

Films: 2001 Maniacs (2005), 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010)

Alias: Various, notably Mayor George W. Buckman, Hucklebilly Boone, Harper Alexander, Granny Boone, Rufus, Lester, the Milk Maiden

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Back in the 60s, we bore witness to what happens when you stuff a ghost town full of homicidal vengeful rednecks and see how they have fun. Now, we do it again, and while we've lost a bit of old-timey charm, we're not holding back, as per the usual.

History: The story largely remains the same. A confederate village slaughtered by crazed Union soldiers during the Civil War that just wouldn't stay dead. There were 2001 casualties of this massacre, and now, there will be 2001 "Yankees" lured to their doom in the literal ghost town of Pleasant Valley. Led by the unhinged Mayor Buckman, these ghosts wait for unsuspecting folks to pass by and get themselves killed and occasionally cannibalized by the odd ceremonies here.

Notable Kills: The quartering, death by sex and tubes (rather explosive, this one), crushed by a bell, a giant skewer through the ass, a johnson getting bitten off by metal-encrusted teeth, a ridiculously large squeezer, the old barb-wire fence trick, the wheel barrel full of nails, a dynamite cigarette going wrong.

Final Fate: The ghosts are still out there, hellbent on getting their 2001 murders. But then they realize that people aren't just going to drop by Pleasant Valley by themselves, so not only do they take their act out on the road, but they've started making commercials for people to drop on by!

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-If you thought the ghosts from the original movie were violent monsters, you've seen nothing yet! These deranged killers cannot stop thinking of all kinds of horrific and torturous methods of sending Yankees to the afterlife. Buckman is particularly horrifying, considering he has MAGGOTS behind his eyepatch! At the same time though, they are a little morbidly amusing.

Trivia: -Although he was played by Robert Englund in the first film, Buckman was played by Bill Mosely in the second due to Englund constantly having to change his schedule, as well as the low budget.

-The sequel was originally going to be in Beverly Hills (complete with the subtitle, "Beverly Hillbillies"), but alas, that wasn't in the budget either.

Image Gallery

And what they eat can't cure near-sightedness, mayor.

They all join the ranks someday.

The South: Smile, even when the macabre is happening.

Because, honestly, if they were alive, they wouldn't be so empty.
Rise? Seems more like it'll rightly fall.

You mean hostility? Just look at him.
Prizes I'd rather shove into their faces!

Look away. NOW.

Could really use the Ghostbusters right now.

When I said 'pull a weapon out of your ass and save us', this isn't what I meant!

The gates of Franchise Death.